Markham Skeet, Trap, and Sporting Clays December 1, 2016 Volume 7 Issue 12
2016 Bud Wolfe Classic Saturday December 31st 2016 6th Annual NFL Alumni Shoot Saturday December 3rd 1
OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS 2016
Club News - Magazine Review 4-9 10-11
Calender of Events
SECRETARY— Joe Loitz
RECORDING SECRETARY—Jerry Schwab
NFL Shoot Flyer
NFL Flyer/2017 Sporting Schedule
Palm Beach Trap/Skeet Pro Shop
Inside issue: Sportingthis Clays Program
Results Skeet Program and Results
FSA Skeet Calender
Contact info: Markham Skeet, Trap, and Sporting Clays 11873 NW 30th Street Coral Springs, FL 33065 •
Next General Meeting Thursday January 5th Starting at 7:00 PM
Club News Holiday season is here meaning many of the shoot dates are affected. The Skeet shoot is on Saturday Dec. 17th and the Trap shoot is on the 18th. The Bud Wolfe is on Saturday the 31st. The annual NFL shoot is being held on Saturday Dec. 3rd. What a nice turnout of 58 shooters for the Bill Merritt Shoot. Rodrigo Mehich, Maximo Olivieri, and Lucio Gomez led the field with 96â€™s with Rodrigo being declared the winner. Alex Riera also turned in a nice score of 95. The Skeet shoot saw Bruce Gordon lead the 12 gauge, Doubles, and HOA. Luke Ford had a really nice day winning the 20, 28, and .410 events with three scores of 49x50. Nice shooting Luke! In Trap Ken Carlson again led the Singles this time with a 98. Yu Sheng Wu followed Ken with a 96. Peter Mills and Steve Norris broke 94 and 91 respectively to lead the Handicap. Jerry Bryant led the Doubles with an 88. The turnout for the Big Kids Charity Shoot was good with 46 shooters participating. I think the first
day of Duck Season may have affected our turnout. Next year it will be held in October. Former manager of our Markham facility, Holden Kriss contacted me informing me his facility near Sebastian will soon be holding Trap and Skeet shoots. They recently completed construction of three combo trap and skeet fields at his Indian River County Shooting Range. Donâ€™t know when I can make it up there to see it but I want to pass on a warm welcome them. Adding another club where both ATA and NSSA shooting are available is always a welcome event. The club insurance was renewed recently and the we are doing well with over $9,000 in funds. There are no major purchases expected in the near future. We have a meeting scheduled on January 4th. Nominations for Officer positions are now open. If anyone is interested in serving our club and the shooting community in general please show up at the meeting. See you at the Club. 4
Magazine Reviews Shotgun Sports – December 2016 Flinching and the varied reasons for their causes is the subject of Michael J. Keyes, M.D. this month. While it may be somewhat interesting to learn all the causes of flinching and how it is almost inevitable after participating in any repetitive motion activity it isn’t relevant to fixing them. Use of a release trigger, better sound proofing ear protection, and recoil reduction reduce their incidence and are relatively common knowledge. Interestingly, minor changes can sometimes provide relief. Evidently small changes are often enough to alter the sensory input tricking the body and mind out of the repetitive cycle that trig-
gers a flinch. Palm swells, changing trigger types, and changing guns may give some relief to flinching. Whether you can defeat flinching in the long term is still an unknown. WILDFOWL Magazine – December 2016 – January 2017 John M. Taylor did some ballistics on duck loads and confirmed Hevi-Shot is the best down range duck killer. They retain more energy at 60 yards than any other brand. Remember however that these are not a good load inside 30 yards. Use Federal Black Clouds for decoying shots. Outdoor Life – December 2016 Federal is bringing out a new shell for the 2017 season: Gold Medal GRAND. It has 5% less recoil from and improved wad which also provides 4% tighter patterns at 40 yards. The hull is designed to be reloaded 16-17 times!! There are 10 different loads in 1 and 1 1/8 oz. The suggested retail price is $10.25 per box! A little steep but at the Grand what’s an extra $12 a day?
Magazine Review TRAP & FIELD – November 2016 The small things do add up and Bob Palmer reminds us this month to pay heed to them. The Zone is Bob’s forte and he doesn’t miss a beat when emphasizing the Zone is a small thing. This is where a shooter’s log comes into play. Next time you notice being in the Zone write down your thoughts and feelings while you were in it and review those notes before your next outing. Transfer these notes to a separate index card and on entering the Zone in the future add any new information to your shooting log and rewrite your index card. Eventually you will realize you have created a plan designed just for you so you can enter the Zone before you step to the line every time you go out to shoot.
world! Missing a few weekends of shooting for family functions is a good thing. Finally, when you miss, correct the memory by reviewing it in your mind and instead of remembering it as a miss visualize it breaking! Visualization is always one of the cornerstones of the mental game.
A little adrenaline is a good thing according to Mr. Palmer and research shows he is correct. You want to be slightly amped before you shoot. It keeps you focused. Don’t let the kettle boil over on this one! Don’t let one miss or non-shooting thoughts interfere with your shooting. Misses are part of the introspection you need to use as you shoot and after to fix problems or to correct for current shooting conditions. When you miss, reflect on it for a second, then smile and move on. Beyond that keep your thoughts from becoming more important than the next target. Sometimes taking a break from shooting can fix problems you didn’t even know you had. There is life outside the shooting 6
ClayShootingUSA â€“ December 2016January 2017 Larry Grenevicki, M.ED. wrote a nice article on the new state run club being built in Palm Beach County. Michael Brunton also wrote a nice synopsis on the coming spring shooting season in Florida. The Kreighoff Clas-
up is the ShotKam. I can personally attest this is a great product produced by a local shooter Dave Stewart. The only knock is the added weight of 5.5 ounces to the barrel. With some use this additional weight doesnâ€™t seem to adversely affect the results you get. I recommend it highly! Next up was a software package called Vizual Edge to help with athletic visual training. The sessions include the use of 3D glasses and last 8-20 minutes. This sounded interesting. It is priced at $200 for 25 online sessions. If anyone has tried this, please let me know.
sic, Caribbean Classic, Gator Cup, Florida Challenge, and Seminole Cup all create the Florida/Georgia version of the sporting clays chain of shoots this spring. This article is perfect as a quick review of these shoots. Dana Farrell also wrote a column assessing the various products out there to aid in analyzing your shooting. First 7
Magazine Review CLAYTARGET NATION – November 2016 Clayton M. Rue addresses one of the biggest causes of shooter miscues in all the shooting sports: spoiling the line. Spoiling the line means the barrel of your gun has crossed over the target line and you are now swinging on a line above the target’s. Once you are swinging above the target line you block your view of the target. Almost everyone’s natural response to a blocked view of the target is an early trigger pull invariably sending the shot behind the target. Clayton suggests the choice of an appropriate hold, look, and break point can prevent spoiling the line. Mr. Rue cautions against several things as you pick your points. Don’t set your break point on a transition point in the target’s flight path. Good advice, how can you be consistent when attempting to break a target at a transition point? A good hold point and break point should never allow you to spoil the line. Stay below the target line is the Golden Rule for all shotgun sports. Finally, pick a break point and stick to it. He suggests using a landmark to signal the break point and I am never a fan of this. It can be visually confusing. He is correct however when he says we shouldn’t carry a target too far before we shoot. This is a deep subject few people address: the kill move. Everyone has a set distance they want to move to break a target. Move, mount, and shoot people have a set rhythm in relation to triggering the shot. They visually follow the target to a hold point, mount, and shoot. Their actual time on the gun is relatively short. Soft-mounted shooters can also be included in
this group, yet from what I have observed, many of these shooters are guilty of carrying a target too far before shooting. Premounted shooters also have a set swing even though the gun is already at their shoulder. The actual swing starts at their hold point. These shooters too are guilty of carrying targets too far. The eyes work best when they are locked on the target with the gun mounted for less than two seconds. Beyond that attention starts to waver. Either you lose focus on the target or your swing starts to slow in relation to the target. This is why High 5 in skeet is one of the most missed targets. Too much time spent locked on the target with a mounted gun. The kill move is best done with less than 1.5 seconds spent on a fully mounted gun. Trust yourself and let the shot happen. Randy Lawrence has always been one of my favorite columnists and this month he suggests ways to practice and increase your shooting knowledge during the interseason lull. Using the DryFire system is his first recommendation. I know Bruce Edwards and Jim Miller used this quite extensively. It is relatively inexpensive ($1,450) when you consider the costs of live shooting. The Ash’s OSP online school is the second item on his list. For $37.50 per month you have access to the Knowledge Vault Gil and Vicki have compiled. Randy also recommends getting in shape and keeping a shooting log to boost your stamina and your well-being. 8
Another of my favorite columnists and authors, Peter Blakely has presented some ideas for women shooters and their gun fit. He starts with the basics, mount to your face not to the gun, use both arms in unison to raise the gun to your face, bend slightly forward from the waist, nose over toes, and cuddle the gun to make it feel as if it is part of you. All sound advice. If a gun truly fits you, you should be able to mount it ten times with your eyes closed and have it align perfectly with your shooting eye. Along with this the pad should make full contact with your shoulder. Any pad above your shoulder suggests you may need a Monte Carlo stock. Mount the gun and check your nose to thumb knuckle ratio. Anything separation beyond two fingers indicates it may be too long, under that and it may be too short. How does the balance feel? Does the toe of the stock dig into your breast? You may need to balance the gun or add a turn to the toe to improve fit. Finally, wear a sports bra without buckles that could come between the gun and your shoulder. Can you break all the targets but can’t seem to put a score together? Gil and Vicki Ash give some ideas on why you can’t and how to get over the top. They believe two things separate the top shooters from the average Joe’s: ability to visualize the shot and how comfortable they are in a competitive situation. To this end they suggest visualizing what the shot is going to look like before you set up to shoot the presentation. Get in the habit of visualizing the shot before getting into the box. I still have no idea what they are thinking when they proselytize the three-bullet drill. It has something to do with inuring yourself to seeing the gun barrel in your peripheral vision. Anyone reading this article probably can handle and understand how the gun in the peripheral works so I don’t understand why they bring it up here. Someone please explain this to me! Relax and shoot is a common axiom for all sports. Tennis, golf, baseball, you name it, every sport is performed more efficiently if you relax and let your body swing free. Clayton M. Rue in a second article this
month reminds us to relax into the gun and shoot. Tension in key muscle groups, the lower back, forearms, face and even your eyes reduces your ability to swing freely. Even the eyes? Yes, there is an old adage in trapshooting suggesting you open your eyes wide just as you call. This allows maximum light into your eye aiding in faster recognition of the target. Otherwise, relax everything else, your shoulders, arms, hands and hold the gun only tightly enough to control it. John Shima outlines shooting goals as either training goals or performance goals. Training goals should be set to master a specific skill and should challenge you at a level just above your current competence. The struggle to accomplish these goals leads to emotional release and programs good habits into the subconscious. Small incremental improvements in specific mechanical, visual, and mental skills eventually lead to breakout performances. Performance goals are created to minimize the role of the conscious mind and quite interestingly should be set slightly below your current level of competence. Here we want presentations that will not cause performance anxiety or negative self-talk. This is like shooting the Red Course at Quail Creek. No thinking involved and it is definitely below most shooters competency. This builds your confidence and trains you to expect to shoot well. When you practice on the Red Course you need to take it seriously and try to break a 100 not a 94. John seperates performance into practice and competition goals. Practice goals are expected to develop your unconscious competence. When we are learning, we are conscious of what we are trying to do. This training takes us from conscious learning/training into the unconscious performance of the shot. This means practicing your pre-planned shot until you trust it implicitly. Competition training is designed to quiet your mind and let the unconditional trust in your shot take precedence.
“Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts. ” ― Phil Jackson 10
Calender of events: Gun Shows: Jan. 14-15th Ft.
Dick’s: They are running specials every other week. Watch the papers and check out their website.
Lauderdale War Memorial Aud.
Skeet this month: Markham
South Florida Dec. 17-18th
Trap this month: Indian River
South Florida Dec. 10th Markham
Sporting This month: Indian River
Current shell specials: Walmart: Currently selling Winchester Universal and Federal 4 packs at $21.74 (12 & 20 ga.). Cabela’s has Herter’s shells on sale for $579.90 for 10 flats. This includes shipping. These are 11/8 oz., 7 1/2’s & 8’s, 1200 fps, 12 gauge.
“Humility is the recognition of your limitations, and it is from this understanding, and this understanding alone, that the drive comes to work hard at overcoming them.” ― John Carlin, Rafael Nadal, Rafa 11
December 2016 Sun
5 Youth Program
12 Youth Program
7 Skeet Night
13 Skeet Night
14 Trap Night
25 26 27 28 29 30 Youth Park Skeet Trap Sporting Closed Program Night Night Clays
22 Sporting Clays
January 2017 Sun
1 Park Closed
Trap Youth Tourney Program
23 Youth Program
30 Youth Program
10 Skeet Night
17 Skeet Night
24 Skeet Night
11 Trap Night
18 Trap Night
25 Trap Night
31 Skeet Night
2015-2016 Schedule of NSCA Sporting Clay Tournaments
Saturday - Jan 21, 2017
Snow Bird Open
Sunday - Feb 5, 2017
Honest Abe's Birthday Bash
Sunday - Mar 26, 2017
St. Patrick's Day Open
Saturday - Apr 16, 2017
Sunday - May 21, 2017
Memorial Day Open
Saturday - Jun 24, 2017
15th Annual Sunshine State Classic
Saturday - Jul 15, 2017
Super Sizzle Open
Saturday - Aug 12, 2017
Summers End Open
Sunday - Oct. 8, 2017
Sunday—Nov. 5, 2017
Richard Merritt Memorial
Saturday—Dec 30, 2017
Bud Wolfe Classic
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Perazzi MX-8 12 gauge, 30 3/4" barrels, live bird setup with tuned fast reset trigger, with "G squared " air recoil management system, and original Perazzi case. LOP 15 1/8", LAC - 1 3/4" and LAH - 2 3/8", ll mm rib, and all serial numbers match. Recently used as a sporting clays gun with Briley #2 skeet screw-in choke tubes. $3600 Call Palm Beach Trap & Skeet at 561-793-8787 for an appointment. Left Hand Browning Combo Trap set with 34" single barrel and 30" double barrel. The set is in as new condition with only minor use marks on the wood, and has a neutral cast, left hand palm swell, with the adjustable comb mounted for a left hander. $3600 Call Palm Beach Trap & Skeet at 561-793-8787 for an appointment. 19
SPORTING CLAYS PROGRAM Markham Skeet, Trap & Sporting Clays Club
BUD WOLFE CLASSIC 100 Targets Shot over 14 Stations
SATURDAY DECEMBER 31ST Registration: Opens 8:30 a.m. and will close at 10:00 a.m. All scorecards must be turned in by 1:00 p.m. in order to be posted.
Entry Fee: $70.00 N.S.C.A., $70.00 Hunter, $35.00 Sub-Junior, Junior Includes: Targets, Lunch, Awards and Fees. No Scorers or Trappers will be provided. Shooters will be asked to squad themselves into groups of at least 4 and designate a field judge to verify scores for the squad.
COURSE RULES: All shooters and spectators are required to wear ear and eye protection on the course. MAXIMUM LOADS PERMITTED: 12GA, 3 DR EQ, 1 1/8 oz. Shot 7 1/2.
For additional information contact: Steve Haynie (954) 980-4240 email: email@example.com For Tournament Schedules and Shoot Results Please Visit Our Website: www.markhamsportingclays.org
SPORTING CLAYS RESULTS MAIN EVENT
CONCURRENTS LADY CH KAITLYN E. CHIARELLO LADY RU LUCIANA RIBEIRO S. JR. ALEXANDER STEWART JR. FEDERICO RAMIREZ JR. RU DAVID RUBIO VET CH MAXIMO OLIVIERI VET RU ALEX RIERA SUPER VET CH GILBERT C. TOPLIFF SUPER VET RU LARRY L. CRISMOND SR SPR VET CH STEVEN QUINT SR SPR VET RU TERENCE BOLGER HUNTER CH JIM OLYMPOS HUNTER RU CHRIS J. WEINGARTNER HUNTER 3RD BARRY CORWIN
63 43 78 83 80 96 95 87 83 67 66 82 81 77
HOA CH RODRIGO A. MEHICH RU MAXIMO OLIVIERI M1 LUCIO GOMEZ M2 ALEX RIERA M3 WAYNE SOUTH AA1 GERRY STUMM AA2 RICHARD A. LEEDS AA3 DANIEL SAAB A1 JULIO MARTINEZ A2 MARK J. BAUER A3 WESLEY B. PARADISE B1 GILBERT C. TOPLIFF B2 FEDERICO RAMIREZ B3 MAX REPIK C1 DONOVAN H. AMRITT C2 LARRY L. CRISMOND C3 ALBERTO A. SOLARES D1 CARLOS E. GARVIA D2 STEVE HAYNIE D3 DAVID RUBIO E1 ALLEN FURIA E2 IAN BROOK E3 JOHN ALEXANDER
96 96 96 95 91 86 84 79 89 87 82 87 83 83 84 83 82 87 83 80 82 81 76
MONTHLY SKEET PROGRAM Daily Fees .410 gauge 28 gauge 20 gauge 12 gauge Doubles
50 Targets 50 Targets 50 Targets 50 Targets 50 Targets
$19.50 $19.50 $19.50 $19.50 $19.50
Shoots usually held the first Saturday of every month. Gauges may be shot out of sequence with the permission of management. More than one 50 target program may be shot in the same gauge as a preliminary event. AWARDS Break a 50, 75, or 100 Straight and get one of these guaranteed awards! 50 Straight Kennedy Half Dollar 75 Straight Eisenhower Dollar 100 Straight Morgan Silver Dollar 50 Straight Doubles Liberty Silver Half 22
Skeet Shoot Results
“I've been let in on a dirty little secret: winning changes nothing. Now that I've won a slam, I know something that very few people on earth are permitted to know. A win doesn't feel as good as a loss feels bad, and the good feeling doesn't last as long as the bad. Not even close.” ― Andre Agassi, Open
Trap Program SPECIAL NOTICE
*** PROGRAM CHANGE ***
We are changing our Trap Tournaments back to Sundays for the 2016-2017 season.
100 target 16 Yd, Hdcp and Doubles events. First 100 targets. $37.00 (Includes ATA and FTA daily fees)
ATA SHOOT SCHEDULE 2016-2017
September 25th October 23nd November 27th December 18th January 15th February 26th March 26th
Subsequent 100 target events. $32.00 See Joe Loitz for details: 954-227-5936
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SHOOTING IS STILL POPULAR WITH THE SHOOTERS. SIGN UP WITH STEVE NORRIS AND THE REST OF THE REGULARS AND TRY YOUR SKILL AND LUCK AT ALL THE GAMES.
Come out and join the fun!
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PETER MILLS STEVE NORRIS WU SHENG BILL SCHAEFER EMILIA EBIHARA MARCOS VIDAL WILSON MCMILLAN PHIL DEMENA JERRY BRYANT ALEX RIERA DAX DEMENA ED GREENE MARY NORRIS
20 24.5 20 23 20 23 22.5 21 26.5 24.5 22 20 21
94 91 86 85 84 80 79 79 79 78 71 62 53
Doubles DOUBLES JERRY BRYANT STEVE NORRIS MARY NORRIS WILSON MCMILLAN
CLASS A C D D
SCORE 88 86 80 77
Current and former Youth Program shooters Nick Blenker and Alex Rennart broke 100â€™s at the Boy Scout shoot at Quail Creek this month! Nick prevailed in the shootoff. Alex is currently a member of the US Army Marksmanship Team. 30
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